The costs of buying  -  Mortgage guarantee policy

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The costs of buying - Mortgage guarantee policy

The building society legal fees shown in the table are estimated on the basis of a loan of 80% of the purchase price. If you are borrowing more than this, the lender will want you to take out a mortgage guarantee policy. If you are looking for, say, 95% of the purchase price, it is likely to cost up to £160 for the £115,000 property, £1100 for the £125,000 property and £1145 for the £135,000 property. You may be able to add this to your mortgage and repay it over 25 years -or you may be asked to pay it in a lump sum.

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The costs of buying - Property insurance

One of the conditions of the mortgage, generally speaking, is that your house (the building society's security) is properly insured. Most societies will also stipulate a figure that the place must be insured for; in many cases this will be well in excess of the purchase price. It doesn't necessarily mean you've got a bargain, but the insurance has to cover full replacement cost of the property.

If you are buying a flat, the place is probably already covered by insurance arranged through the freeholders or their agents, in which case the lender will require proof that the building is covered and that the sum is sufficient.

If you are buying a house, procedures vary among lenders. Most will arrange the insurance under a 'block policy' covering . . .... see: The costs of buying - Property insurance

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    Think carefully before securing other debts against your home. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. The overall cost for comparison is 7.9% APR. The actual rate available will depend upon your circumstances. Ask for a personalised illustration. There will be a fee for mortgage advice. The precise amount will depend upon your circumstances but our average fee is 2.36% of the loan value. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for regulated mortgage and non-investment insurance contracts.